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  • Sweet touch – benefits for the little ones

    Oh sweet massage…touch is a natural instinct that is present in all human beings. Stroking and soothing babies by rubbing them is a practice that takes place since ages and in different parts of the world. There are many benefits for babies – “Every child, no matter the age, should be massaged at bedtime on a regular basis.” So says Tiffany Field, Ph.D., of the Touch Research Institute (TRI) in Miami. Researchers at the Touch Research Institute (TRI) here in Miami have worked diligently over the past decade proving the benefits of massage for children.

    • Regular massage reduces stress levels and boosts feel-good hormones, it also helps pre-matured babies put on weight.
    • It encourages good sleeping patterns, it might help relieve gas, colic, constipation, and help when baby is teething.

    Massage is one of the most delightful and effective physical therapies you can share with your baby, and one of the easiest to learn. So why not learn a few of the basic massage techniques and treat your baby and yourself to the loving touch that will provide feelings of peacefulness, happiness and relaxation to both of you!

    For further info check The Touch Research Institute established in 1992 by Director Tiffany Field, Ph.D. at the University of Miami School of Medicine at

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